“Having watched some of these, it’s affected the way I might deliver some of my sessions!”

FC Barcelona Players – Samuel Eto’o

Samuel Eto’o, although he seems to have been playing at the top level for such a long time, was, in fact, born in March 1981 in Nkon, Cameroon. Seemingly followed by controversy, Eto’o signed for Real Madrid as a 16 year old and had, to put it mildly, a strange relationship with the club from then on. Firstly, upon his arrival at Madrid airport, young Samuel was famously forgotten about – a young black African with no Spanish hanging around an airport; an inauspicious beginning.

Soccer Shin Guards For Kids

Have gone shopping for soccer shin guards for your young player lately? It is incredible when you see the scope and depth of your options. There are numerous manufacturers claiming their shin guards offer the best protection and are the most affordable. And there are others who market the aesthetics of their products, mostly appealing to our kids-because as parents we know the sex appeal of shin guards is paramount when gauging its ability to protect our kids’ legs! Right!!

Italian Serie A – Juve Outplayed AC Milan in Great Way 4-2

The 27-time Italian Serie A champion, Juventus, defeated a confused and disorganized AC Milan on Sunday with an outstanding score of 4-2. The game was incredibly well-played by Juve during the 90 minutes, especially with the two great goals from Amauri.

Cancun – Home of Mexico’s Newest Champion

In 2007, the Atlante soccer club moved from Mexico City to Cancun. Though many soccer fans thought the team to be an under-funded, under-appreciated group of second-rate players, Atlante endeared itself to locals by winning the Mexican First Division League championship in its first Cancun season.

FC Barcelona Players – Carles Puyol

Carles Puyol has the very last attributes you would imagine if you were thinking about Barcelona legends. He’s not a forward player; he doesn’t possess silky skills; he’s certainly not in the least flamboyant, despite his hairstyle.

Defensive Skills in Soccer

In the world’s most popular game- soccer defensive skills are vital for the winning prospect of any good side. A team, which has an organised defense, is hard to beat and needs considerable amount of attacking play to be bogged down. There have been several instances in the dynamic history of soccer that teams with some of the best defensive players have excelled and managed to emerge victorious in the world stage.

UEFA Champions League Group Stages Final Games Review

The UEFA Champions League has finished it’s Group Stages in this year’s competition and there are now only 16 teams left to battle it out for the most coveted club trophy in world soccer. The final round of games was played this week to decide which teams topped their group and who would come second and therefore run the risk of drawing a one of the giants in the first knock out round. There were a few surprises in the final positions and all the teams will be eagerly awaiting the draw which will take place on December 19th. Here is a review of all the final group games and how the final positions were decided.

The Last World Champion

Before the military came to power in 1973, Uruguay -it is about the size of the state of Missouri- won numerous world championships and international medals. For example, only Hungary and the United Kingdom have more Olympic titles than Uruguay. Like Real Madrid (Spain), Juventus (Italy) and Manchester United (Great Britain), Peñarol, one of the most famous clubs in Latin America, won the Club World Cup (1961 and 1966).

FC Barcelona Players – Lionel Messi

If any player can be said to be the natural successor to Diego Maradona, then surely it must be Lionel Messi. Born in 1987, he signed for Barcelona from Newell’s Old Boys of Argentina at 13 years of age, and since that time Messi has been marked for super stardom. But for a niggling succession of injuries, he surely would have been a Ballon D’Or winner by now.

FC Barcelona Players – Bojan Krkic

Almost since his birth in Lleida in 1990, to a Spanish mother and a Serbian father who had played for Red Star Belgrade, Bojan has been a prodigy. He joined Barcelona in 1999 and made unprecedented progress through the youth ranks until he joined the senior squad in 2006 – 2007 season: not before he’d scored 960 goals in his seven seasons at youth level, though!

FC Barcelona Players – Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry, who was born in Les Ulis, France in August of 1977, is a star footballer for FC Barcelona as well as the French national team. All well-known sporting face, he has fronted ad campaigns for some of the biggest sportswear manufacturers on the planet. Not content to be merely a sports superstar he is also an ardent activist, raising awareness about children and poverty and combating racism in football and the world.

FC Barcelona Players – Victor Valdes

Victor Valdés is one of those players that supporters always hold especially close to their hearts – the local lad playing for his ‘own’ team. A true Catalan and a Barça fanatic, Valdés signed for the club in 1992 – at 10 years of age – and has worked his way through to the first team, making the goalkeeper’s spot his own.

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